Bleu de Gascogne, Petit

USD $1200-$1400 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



11-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 460
Origin France
Other Names Petit Bleu de Gascogne, Small Bleu de Gascogne
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1400
How much does a Bleu de Gascogne, Petit cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1200 to $1400 on your Bleu de Gascogne, Petit if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Bleu de Gascogne, Petit from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 40-48 pounds (18-21.5 kg)
Height Male: 20–23 inch (52–58 cm),
Female: 20–22 inch (50–56 cm)
Lifespan 11-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 15th century
Ancestry French

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Smooth
Coat Colors Mottled Black and White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Brown, Amber, Blue
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Liver, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities White, Fawn, Black, Grey, Tan
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Grooming mitt, Nail clippers, Ear cleaner, Toothbrush.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Alert, Caring, Energetic, Friendly, Independent, Lively, Loyal, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/4 cup
Daily Cost $10 to $20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Bleu de Gascogne, Petit have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog is a small breed of hunting dog that originated in the Gascony region of France. It is a medium-sized breed with a muscular body and an alert expression. The breed has a short, dense coat that comes in shades of blue-gray and white. The coat may also have black or tan markings.

The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years and can reach heights between 15 to 18 inches (38 to 46 cm). They typically weigh between 25 to 35 pounds (11 to 16 kg).

The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog is an intelligent and loyal companion who loves being around people. They are very active dogs who need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They are also very protective of their family and will bark at strangers or unfamiliar animals as a warning sign.

The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog is generally friendly with other dogs, children, and other animals if they are properly socialized from an early age. However, they can be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

The temperament of the Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog is generally calm but alert when necessary. They are eager learners who respond well to positive reinforcement training methods such as clicker training or reward-based training methods like treats or praise.

In terms of health issues, the Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog is generally healthy but may be prone to hip dysplasia or eye problems such as cataracts or progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). It’s important for owners to keep up with regular vet visits in order to catch any potential health issues early on before they become more serious problems down the line.

When it comes to adaptability level, the Bleu de Gascogne, Petit dog does best in homes where there’s plenty of space for them to run around outside as well as indoors activities like playing fetch or tug-of-war games with their owners. They do not do well in apartments due their high energy levels so it’s best if they have access to a yard where they can get plenty of exercise every day.

Overall the benefits that come with owning a Bleu de Gascogne include having an intelligent companion who loves being around people; being able protect your family from intruders; having an active pet who needs lots exercise; having a loyal friend who will always be by your side; and lastly having peace knowing that you have done everything possible for your pet's health by taking them regularly for vet checkups!


The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit is a small breed of dog that is native to the region of Gascony in southwestern France. The breed is named after the blue-gray color of its coat. The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit is a descendant of the larger Bleu de Gascogne breed, which was used for hunting boar and deer in the forests of Gascony.

The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit was almost extinct by the early 21st century. There were only a handful of these dogs remaining in France. However, the breed has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This is due in part to the efforts of French breeders who have worked to preserve the breed.

The ancestry of the Bleu de Gascogne, Petit includes several other French breeds, such as the Briard and the Beauceron. The breed was first recognized as a distinct breed by the French Kennel Club in 1925.

The Bleu de Gascogne, Petit is still relatively rare outside of France. However, this small dog has become increasingly popular as a companion animal in recent years.